Get Hands-On By Volunteering
Volunteers are the cornerstone of Whispering Meadows Ranch. Whatever your interests, we have a place for you! We need help in many areas from working with the students, the animals, or maintaining the garden and fields. Here are a few ideas that might spark your interest.
Our therapeutic riding program begins in early September and we are looking for horse leaders, side walkers and safety people. Horse experience is helpful but not necessary!
Our "Work Skills" program currently runs Monday through Friday from 8:00am-1:00pm and we are looking for volunteers to work hand in hand with the students as they learn general ranch maintenance, horse health care, environmental, garden and landscape projects. If you are handy with small hand tools, like to build small construction projects and love working with young adults, then this is a perfect fit for you.
Special Event volunteers are always need to help us with our annual festivals, fundraisers and horse show. If you are organized, enthusiastic and love to plan a party then you have what it takes! We have some great ideas started, but need those special people to make it all come together.
The kids are absolutely amazing and although there is lots of work to be done, we sure do have a lot of fun doing it. Won't you join us?
Each year, employees from companies both large and small volunteer their time to Whispering Meadows Ranch at a Corporate Day of Caring. Leaving their high-pressured jobs behind, these spirited employees don a pair of jeans and get to work. They do everything from plowing, planting or painting to planning gee whiz projects for our children and adults with special needs.
Some of our corporate partners provide in-kind product donations; others financial assistance; and still others, sponsorship support. Increasingly, companies are looking for long-term partnerships with non-profit organizations that engage their employees and reflect their corporate social responsibility agenda. We are committed to providing our corporate friends with a meaningful experience that motivates their employees and positively positions them with key constituencies. Some of our corporate volunteer partners have included CVS Pharmacy, Kohl’s, and Publix.